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Melbourne, Victoria, Victoria, Australia
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Tuesday, February 16, 1982
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r 2- THE AGE, Tuesday 16 February 1982 THE AGE PRICES Kaeommendad and Maximum only. MONDAY TO FRIDAY Victoria end Sthn. NSW by road.. South-Eastern S-A. Dy road Broken Hill by road.. ..2Sc ..26c ..30c ACT. Tasmania. Kinj and Flinders Is.. NSW (Inc. Cooma and Sth. Coast). South Auatralia 30e 'Southern Queensland.. 3c Nth. Queensland (beyond Rockhampton! Perth. Alice Springs 40c Elsewhere... ...60c TELEVISION FVLLY UCS k 4 LICENSED Lunch Tues. to Fri. and Sun. Dinner Tues. to Sat. Ml Peel Street, Collingwood. 41 6404. COURSES IN BUSINESS STUDIES A number of ytcanaet still exist in the following clissa OFFICE SKILLS COURSES Typewriting Tueeday 10 am-1 pm. Monday-Wedneeday 6 pm-9 pm. Beginners Shorthand Monday 10 am-1 pm OR 6 pm-9 pm. Advanced Shorthand Wednesday S pm-9 pm. Bookkeeping Wednesday 10 am-1 pm OR Thursday 6 pm-9 pm. FEE: M Commencing 18 February and continuing throughout the year. WORD PROCESSING Monday to Thursday 6 pm-9 pm. Friday 9 em-Li noon. COURSE DURATION: Three hrs.week over five weeks (commencing IE232). FEE: 940. COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE of Technical and Further Education 20 Otter Street. COLLINGWOOD. 306 Telephone 41 9 6668 ETON xmfimm The very latest in microprocessor technology makes it possible! OPTIONAL REMOTE BEEPER Let? tnu onens your nacfime and listen to any rrressiiges recorded Dick Smith Electronics MELBOURNE:67 9834 KlCHMOND-4?n iria GEELONG: OPENING SOON C m "A176 the COAST is CLEAR The patter cf little feet and the ckstter of caravans are now only memories. The calm of Queenscliff has returned. ITS YOURS MIDWEEK Phone: 052 521982,52 1066 16 Gellibrand Street, Queenscliff. (DINING OUT Before or after the show Then check the informative guide which is published every TUESDAY and FRIDAY in 'THE AGE" See the next issue NEWS DIARY Slow motion all too real Don't be fooled by The Six Million Dollar Man's slow motion performance tonight. That's no act. Stripped of his bionic gadgetry, Lee Majors is not half the fellow he used to be. He returns to television playing a Hollywood stunt-man in the new series 'The Fall Guy' (Channel 9 at 7.30), a programme that sees him creating the kind of havoc designed to get good ol' boys the world over slapping their thighs and whooping for joy. In a two-hour endurance test episode Majors, the Farrah Fawcett of serious acting, introduces us to, his character, Colt Seavers, a tough guy who also tracks down bail-jumpers to help make ends meet. It is an agonising experience. This latter-day bounty hunter is ready to bash and crash and dash into anything in order to raise a laugh and bring the bad guys to justice. He is a regular punchy bundle of yuks. The trouble is that Majors has about as much sense of comedy as Alexander Haig, and any humor is lost somewhere in the middle of all the macho chest beating. A scene in which Seavers attacks a bandage-wrapped rogue in a hospital ward is, in his hands, cruel rather than blackly funny; a racing car crash stunt tor James C o-burn becomes heaw -handed. The Fall Guy' is the type of action-adventure programme that needs that balance of comedy and drama in which actor James Garner specialises. It calls for the light touch he gave to the series "The Rockford Files'. Majors, unfortunately, tends to take himself all too seriously. In the opener, stuntman Seavers and Howie Munson (Doug Barr), his college dropout cousin, chase otT to Arizona on the trail of a bail-jumper called "Big Jack" Cramer, a villain who IBM had driven into and killed j a young boy bicyclist. After helping to smash up a restaurant in the town of Elmo, Arizona, the pair discovers that "Big Jack" is the locals' much-despised sheriff. The law being what it is, they must plot his kidnapping and return to Hollywood. Meanwhile, Seavers has another problem. An old friend, Country Joe Walker (played by singer Lou Rawls), needs protection from mobsters. He complicates life somewhat by turning up in Elmo. All this leads up to what is apparently intended to be the bi? attraction of The Fall Guy series spectacular stunts. There are cars leaping over chasms, collisions, an astonishing desert dance of police cars, a limousine lifted into the air and dropped gently on top of an enormous monolith, and a fiery helicopter crash. This first episode of The Vail Hi iv' is also nennered with cameo performances Dy guest stars, as wen n Coburn and Rawls (and a chap who looks suspecious-1v Hk( Wpst Indian cricket er Viv Richards), there are ; apoearances Dy singer ram Williams and the former Mrs Majors. Roger Woodward plays Beethoven's first three piano concertos in 'A Beethoven Festival' on 3 ABC FM at 3 this afternoon. Callan in class of his own If ever there was an argument for repeats on TV it must 'Callan' (Channel 7, 9.30). Made between 1967 and 1973 the episodes are still gripping and absorbing, more convincing than anything of its kind attempted since Why it succeeds is hard to explain. Largely it is its intensity. Not a word or scene is wasted. Like a work for theatre filmed, the camera concentrates on faces and inter-action of characters, only seldom using long shots. It is understated. The only music is the chilling title theme, and violence is invariably suggested more than it is depicted. Something stated simply is far more effective than anything dwelt on: "I want him before the KGB get him." "You want us to kill him? . . . Yes." The dispassionate, pouring whiskies while ordering an execution, is far more chilling than 100 Goldfingers. The mystery of Callan's world extends into the glimpses we see of his headquarters. Onlv the inside of Hunter's office is seen and the reinforced door, the bare bricks behind, the shuttered windows, and the battery of switches need no elaboration. . They are there, they are seen, they linger. Above all, it is the charac ters that make the series believable, intelligent parts well written and acted. And 15 years after his first appearance, Callan himself still stands alone, bitter but still frail, hard but vulnerable. Compared with all the spy and police shows that have followed it, what is most strinking is the absence, of any sensation or gimmickry. No lollipops, no oddballs, no crashing and banging and car chases. Just the basics: good idea, good script and good actors. A pity there are not more like it. ALAN ATTWOOD. Vintage week for takeovers IT MUST be a sign of the times in the wine industry, for last week two Melbourne wine merchants formalised their takeover deals. . On Monday, Doug Crittenden bought a special pen ($3.50 worth) and signed over his five stores to Myer. Then on Friday, Peter Walker of Rhine Castle Wines sealed the takeover of his 50-year-old wine marketing and distribution business by Thomas Hardy & Sons. Hardy's managing director, Wayne Jackson, told us yesterday that apart from the 100 per cent takeover, nothing would change. "Rhine Castle will continue to be run bv the Walker family as an independent operation," he said. The Walkers are a third generation wine family, and the Hardy family has been making and marketing wines for 130 years and jfive generations, but the "tie-up" lor me taKeover, saia mr jacK-son, came about because Rhine Castle was Victorian distributor for Houghton wines, which the Hardy company owns. Mr Walker rather more pragmatically described it as an offer he could not refuse. "In the end it comes down to dollars and cents," he said. As imbibers of fine wines will know Rhine Castle distributes Redmans, Chateau Tahbilk and Richmond Grove nationally, and is the only wine merchant with its own nationally known label. Looking up IT SEEMS that shoeshiner and comedian Paul Russell's fortunes have finally improved. No sooner had the Melbourne City Council begun work on his long awaited permanent shoeshine stand outside the old Regent Theatre, than Noahs Hotel Melbourne offered him fulltime work outside its foyer. But Mr Russell, who claims to be the first and only shoeshiner in Melbourne City since 1949, is well equipped to handle the sudden business expansion. He says a colleague and fellow comedian wiW operate the Collins Street business while he mans the Noahs JAN McGUfHNES! Paul Russell at work: sudden expansion of business. post. He has been working from a temporary stand for two years while waiting for the council to build the promised permanent one. The money Mr Russell makes from his Noahs work, will go into his own pocket So what's in it for the hotel? A spokeswoman tells us the hotel is willing to pay, or rather: fail to claim, for the privilege of Mr Russell's services. "It gives us a chance to offer our clients a unique service and will add a bit of charisma to our foyer," she says. "Businessmen like to feel important. Now they will have the luxury of having someone else polish their shoes instead of resorting to the rags in their rooms." And Mr Russell will have the luxury of a decent income. He estimates he can take about $35 a day from each stand. "Besides." he adds, "71.5 per cent of all workers in the city wear leather shoes." Tepee time STRANGE but true, a North American Indian tribe is to set up camp on the banks of the Yarra. Ten members of the Blood tribe of Alberta, Canada, will build their tepees in the Alexandra Gardens as part of Moomba between 26 February and 8 March. The Moomba presentation director, Simon Dickie, tells us the idea of Indians-for-Melbourne was his. "We wanted to do something that was a break from the past," he says. 'The village will feature towering tepees, Indian chiefs in News Diary is compiled with Domien Murphy and Ruth Ostrow their flowing, feathered headdresses, - children in intricate handmade costumes, and women in ornamental and traditional dresses. No Indian village would be complete without the throbbing drums and soaring chants which will accompany the time-honored dances. Only the cowboys are missing. " Gary Foley, however is not entirely pleased wit'r the Indians' visit. A vete i of the Aboriginal tent embat , m Canberra and now the director of the Aboriginal Health Service, Mr Foley finds it "ironic that they've got to import something exotic". Mr Dickie assures us that moves are afoot to ensure that the Canadian Indians, veterans of the Calgary Stampede, meet local Aborigines as soon as they arrive in Melbourne. He says that a soiree is being organised at the National Museum. The meeting could provide a few interesting clues for Mr Foley and co. A story is told in Calgary of the year that the Blood Indians did not turn up at the Stampede (the world's most famous rodeo) in protest Their live-in encampment is a leading attraction at the two-week event, but for some time the Indians had felt that their allotted position did not reflect this. They were refused a better position, so to register their displeasure, they did a rain dance and stayed away. The Stampede was a washout They were invited back the next year, in a better position. Channel O And Channel 28 on UHF 3 6.10 People You Meet. English language lessons. 6.25 News Headlines 6.30 International Sports Magazine (R) 7.30 News with George Donikian. 8.00 Scoop. News magazine programme hosted by Xavier Barcenas. 8.30 Taxi Driver. Comedy series that focuses on the adventures of Theodore the Athenian taxi driver. (Greek) (R) 9.10 The People From Gruntovec. Yugoslav series set in present-day Croatia. Tonight Dubek must "arrest" a deer that has eaten his corn in order to claim compensation. (Croatian) 10.10 Midnight Train. Egyptian series aDout an ageing train conductor and his two sons, and their struggle to regain an orchard. (Arabic) 11.10 News 11.40 Close Channel 2 3 8.00 Sesame Street 9.00 For The Juniors 9.39 Play School 10.00 Sail Away. 11.20 Investigating 1.00 1.10 1.11 1.35 1.55 2.10 2.30 4.30 4.35 5.35 5.58 News Weather Ensemble Upper Primary ArtCraft Talkabout Appuntamento In Italia A Space Flight Around The Earth Adventures Of Sir Prancelot Sesame Street Lassie (R) News Headlines ( EVBNG 3 ' Lee Majors returns as professional Hollywood stuntman Colt Seavers in the new adventure series The Fall Guv which begins tonight at 7.30 on Channel 9. 6.00 Swiss Family Robinson (R) 6.25 The Wombles 6.30 The Governor And JJ (R) 9.55 Videodisc 7.00 News, Sport and Weather with Geoff Raymond. 7.30 I Our World. Series of een- erally well-produced documentaries. Tonight's programme 'Who'll Pay The Buffalo Bill?' examines the threat posed by the herds of buffalo who roam the wetlands of the Northern Territory. 8.15 Nationwide. Current affairs programme hosted by Peter uraenman. 8.45 Danger UXB. Tense, brightly scripted British drama series about a World War 11 bomb disposal squad. In tonight's episode, 'Unsung Heroes', Brian Ash must disarm an unexploded bomb wedged in the wall of a burning building. (AU)(K) 9.35 News and Weather. 9.45 The Body in Question. Jonathan Miller presents the fin-al programme in his excel lent series on the way out body works. Tonight he con ducts a post mortem, visits an old people's home, anc shows us feeding time at the London Zoo. (AO) (R) 10.35 Close Channel 7 3 7.00 Michael Bentine's Potty Time (R) 7.30 Mr Ed (B&W) (R) 8.00 The Adventures of Black Beauty (C) (R) 8.31 Tomorrow People (C) (R) 9.09 Celebrity Tattletales 9.39 I Dream Of Jeannle (R) 19.09 Romper Room 11.90 Eleven AM. News mazazine programme presented by Vincent Smith and Ross Symonds. iiM&MMlllj Movie: Queen Bee (PGR) (B&W) (R) Medical Centre (PGR) (R) Beauty And The Beast Shirt's Neighborhood (C) (R) Huckleberry Finn And Friends Wheel Of Fortune Get Smart (R) 12.00 2.09 3.00 4.00 4.30 5.99 549 c ii tei. m 6.09 6.39 7.99 7.39 The New Price Is Right News, Sport and Weather with Mai Walden. Sons And Daughters A Country Practice. Well-scripted and acted Australian drama serial about a community hospital, clinic and vets in a small New South Wales town. Tonight Vicky Dean refuses to allow Simon to examine her when she becomes ill. (PGR) Channel 9 Rocky And His Friends (R) King Leonardo (R) Go Health 6.99 6.30 6.55 7.99 1 the National News today 8.99 9.99 19.66 11.99 1144 12.91 149 2.25 245 3.30 4.0 4.39 5.09 5.39 6.99 6.39 7.99 7.30 8.39 9.39 the Professionals. Tough, melodramatic British 'Starsky and Hutch' series in which Gordon Jackson barks orders at two super-cops. Tonight a single code-word heralds war between the authorities and a Mafia gang. (AO) 11.09 11.30 12.55 hriller. Mildly entertaining British drama series. In 'Appointment With A Killer' the clues to an actress's murder are spelt out in quotes from Shakespeare. It stars Joanna Pettet. Brian Blessed, and Freddie Jones. (PGR) (R) News, Sport and Weather Movie: Ambush At Tomahawk Gap (PGR) (R) Close 9.34 Cartoons Here's Humphrey Aaotker World (PGR) Search For Tomorrow (PGR) News The Mike Walsh Show Days Of Our Lives (PGR) News The Young And The Restless (PGR) General Hospital (PGR) The Mouse Factory (C) (R) Matchmates (C) Here' Lucy (R) Family Feud cwm r ;- ) The Young Doctors News, Sport and Weather with Brian Naylor Sale Of The Century. Popular quiz show hosted by Tony Barber and Victoria Nlcholls. The Fall Guy. Movie-length episode of a new American adventure series in which Lee Majors returns to TV as a professional Hollywood stuntman who also tracks down bail-jumpers to make ends meet. (PGR) The Love Boat. Return of the frothy American comedy series set aboard a luxury liner. In tonight's episode Gopher dreams he becomes an admiral after finding a sizable sum of money. Channel 10 3 6.30 Tarzan: Lord Of The Jungle 7.00 Good Morning Australia 9.00 News 9.05 Texas (PGR) 10.00 Fat Cat And Friends 10.30 The Bernard King Show 11.09 Good Morning Melbourne 10.39 11.99 11.39 Soap (PGR) he World Tonight Hollywood. Brilliant Bri-tish series tracing the early years of Hollywood. Tonight's episode, 'Star Treatment', looks at Clara Bow and John Gilbert. 12.30 Movie: Blindfold (R) 2.30 Movie: She Cried Murder (PGR) (R) 3.55 Movie: Bedtime Story (PGR) 5.30 The World Of Survival (R) : (PGR) 12.99 News 12.95 The Rockford Files (R) 1.00 $100,009 Money Makers 1.30 It Could Be Yon 240 John Laws's Beauty And The Beast 3.00 I Boxing. The World Welter- 4.30 weight Championship between Sugar Ray Leonard and Bruce Finch from Reno, Nevada. Townsend's Wonder Simon World! (C) 5.30 Hogan's Heroes (R) 540 The Brady Bunch (R) JUKE 4 It.. MJ1M ,,, via A' lv"i In this week's issue: 6.09 Eyewitness News with David Johnston and Jo Pearson. 7.09 Together Tonight 7.30 Prisoner. Well-acted though somewhat depressing "soap" set in an Australian women's prison. Tonight Lizzie goes to trial and risks a contempt charge. (PGR) 8.30 Movie: Murder Is Easy, a drama, based on a story by Agatha Christie, about an American computer expert who becomes involved in a love affair and murder investigation while travelling through the English countryside. It stars Bill Bixby and Lesley Anne Down. (PGR) 10.30 Boxing (R) 1140 Movie: Humoresque (PGR) (B&W) (R) AM 2.00 Close Our TV stars, as selected by Brian Courtis, rate as follows: Worth considering Excellent Not to be missed ULTRAVOX Rage In Oz T AM WORTH Special Report ROBYN ARCHER BUCK'S FIZZ DEVO NONA HENDRYX JAPAN LEIF GARRETT CRYSTAL QAYLE and more JUKE. v V7t., 'V- it , . !f v SI mm He's Hollywood's top stuntman. But that isn't dangerous enough! So he also works as a bounty hunter, tracking down bail jumpers. 'The Fall Guy; starring Lee Majors. A special 2 hr. movie premiere of a new series, 7.30 tonight. Followed by a new series of The Love Boat at 9.30. ooo ooo ooo anvCTvsna ,1

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